MnDOT delays Shoddy Mill move

The state Department of Transportation has delayed tonight’s planned move of the Shoddy Mill and warehouse, meaning parts of Minnesota highways 95 and 36 will remain open to traffic, MnDOT officials announced Tuesday afternoon.

No new date has been selected to move the historic mill and warehouse buildings from their current Oak Park Heights location to their new site across from the River Oasis Café in Stillwater.

The Bergstein Shoddy Mill and Warehouse are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are being moved by MnDOT as part of the mediation work related to the new St. Croix River Crossing bridge.

Crews had planned to close Minnesota 95 between Point Road and the south end of Main Street and Minnesota 36 between Beach Road and Minnesota 95 to move the buildings to their new location.

Once at the Stillwater site, the buildings are planned to be part of a proposed Stillwater loop trail. The city of Stillwater will own and determine the future of the buildings, according to MnDOT.